Sarah Palin’s dangerously unhinged rhetoric on Israel November 19, 2009Posted by Evil Bender in Sarah Palin, wingnuts.
I didn’t expect to be blogging on Sarah Palin this week. I’m disgusted by the attention she’s receiving by virtue of being a petty, vindictive, self-aggrandizing idiot . But when I saw this over at FDL, I knew I had to say something:
I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.
That is, as Blue Texan at FDL points out, incredibly stupid. But that misses the larger issue: this is a clear dog-whistle to the most extreme and crazy of Evangelicals, because the whole “flocking to Israel” thing is code for “the Rapture and Tribulation are coming soon.” Palin is sending a clear message that she thinks the world is ending soon, and Jesus Christ will save the true believers.
We’ll need to watch closely to see if she gives hints on whether she thinks Obama is the Antichrist. I’m not kidding.
Bush was Evangelical, but Palin looks to be positioning herself as something more: a radical religionist who appears to honestly believe the world is soon coming to an end. And “Country First” John McCain would have put her one heartbeat from the Presidency.
I don’t have a joke here, folks. This should be absolutely terrifying to anyone who follows the Fundies.
Certain people just shouldn’t make certain arguments November 4, 2009Posted by Evil Bender in Morality, Religion, wingnuts.
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I probably won’t be posting much in the future: the semester has me buried in work, and I just picked up Dragon Age: Origins.
I do have to note, though, that scumbag convicted felons/political hacks probably aren’t wise to lecture on the immorality of atheists. When your opponents need do nothing but refer to your biography to refute your thesis, you’ve made a tactical error.